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Welcome to the ECC College and Career Readiness LibGuide

Welcome to the ECC College and Career Readiness LibGuide


The mission of College and Career Readiness, formerly Basic Skills, is to offer adults the opportunity to improve their literacy skills and acquire the necessary knowledge for success in employment, self-sufficiency, higher education, and the family. College and Career Readiness assists interested adults 18 years or older who have not completed high school. Non-high school graduates 16 and 17 may also enroll with special permission. College and Career Readiness offers a refresher course to interested high school graduates.

The following College and Career Readiness programs are offered to assist adults in reaching their goals:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • General Education Development (GED) Program
  • General Education Development (GED) Online
  • Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) Program
  • Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) Online
  • Compensatory Education Development (CED)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

College and Career Readiness classes allow students to work at their own pace. Some individualized instruction is provided. Classes are taught on the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses. Off-campus classes are located at various sites throughout Edgecombe County.